primer ciclo (de la universidad)

English translation: 1st and 2nd YEAR

09:36 Aug 13, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: primer ciclo (de la universidad)
primer ciclo (de la universidad)
kyliee
English translation:1st and 2nd YEAR
Explanation:


Kyliee, I was a student last year and I can tell you that "ciclo" IS NO SEMESTER!!

It depends on the University, but usually, "el primer ciclo" is "the 1st and 2nd year" of a 4-year Master´s Degree. ("el segundo ciclo" would be "the 3rd and 4th year").

Kyliee, you just have to visit a university´s website with studies in Translation and Interpreting to get the translations for these terms. The Translation and Interpreting Department usually localize the website of its University. You could visit, for instance, the "Universidad Europea de Madrid":

www.uem.es

search for the desired terms and then take a look at the English version.
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Summary of answers provided
na1st and 2nd YEAR
Del01 (X)
naIMPORTANT NOTE FOR "KYILEE"
Terry Burgess
nafirst semester/trimester/quarter
AngelaMR
nayear
Carolina Ramirez
naFirst semester
lcmolinari
naFirst semester
pzulaica


  

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3 mins
First semester


Explanation:
It depends on how long the cycle is, but usually there are two cycles: fall semester and spring semester.
Or it could be terms, in some colleges there'll be two terms in a semester.

pzulaica
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disagree  Del01 (X): see below
59 mins

agree  Stuart Allsop: "It depends on how long the cycle is," Absolutely!
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4 mins
First semester


Explanation:
In North American universities we always call them semesters.

Of course, if there are several ciclos (more than 2) you may want to refer to it simply as 'first cycle'. The idea is definitely understood


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lcmolinari
Canada
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disagree  Del01 (X): see below
57 mins

agree  Stuart Allsop
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14 mins
year


Explanation:
Hi,

I would agree with semesters only if the document specifies one or two semesters. But what I have usually seen is the use of "ciclos" as years. So if a program lasts 4 years, year 1 would be ciclo 1, year 2 would be ciclo 2.

For example:

ciclo 1 (year 1)
Sept-Dec97 and Jan-Apr98
ciclo 2 (year 2)
Sept-Dec 98 and Jan-Apr 99
ciclo 3 (year 3)
Sept-Dec00 and Jan-Apr01
ciclo 3 (year 4)
Sept-Dec01 and Jan-Apr02

Hope I'm not confusing you

Carolina Ramirez
Canada
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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disagree  Del01 (X): see below
48 mins

agree  Stuart Allsop
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25 mins
first semester/trimester/quarter


Explanation:
In this context, the length of the terms needs to be established for a correct translation. School terms are broken down into semesters (2 terms), trimesters (3 terms), or quarters (4 terms). Hope this helps! :)

AngelaMR
PRO pts in pair: 24

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Del01 (X): see below
37 mins

agree  Stuart Allsop: " the length of the terms needs to be established for a correct translation." Absolutely!
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1 hr
1st and 2nd YEAR


Explanation:


Kyliee, I was a student last year and I can tell you that "ciclo" IS NO SEMESTER!!

It depends on the University, but usually, "el primer ciclo" is "the 1st and 2nd year" of a 4-year Master´s Degree. ("el segundo ciclo" would be "the 3rd and 4th year").

Kyliee, you just have to visit a university´s website with studies in Translation and Interpreting to get the translations for these terms. The Translation and Interpreting Department usually localize the website of its University. You could visit, for instance, the "Universidad Europea de Madrid":

www.uem.es

search for the desired terms and then take a look at the English version.


Del01 (X)
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disagree  pzulaica: it depends on the country but usually in college in Mexico we call the semester cycles cycle A and cycle B
6 mins
  -> You are right, it depends on the country.

agree  Paula Serrano
6 mins

disagree  Stuart Allsop: It is NOT necessarily a period of two years. Depending on the university, it simply means a unit, phase, or stage in the process, which could be a term, a semester, a year, or even the entire course.
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agree  Carlos Díaz
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1 hr
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR "KYILEE"


Explanation:
Dear Kyliee:
To date, you have 100 QUESTIONS PENDING solution and I have already sent you several e-mails with the proper instructions as to HOW to close those still-open questions.

If you do not wish to be BLOCKED from this website, I respectfully suggest you endeavor to answer them as soon as possible.

Yours Sincerely
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PS: You've already asked these questions before!!
THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING!!!!



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